90s music revival, golden coat hangers, Bollywood fashion and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 13 Bob Sinclar takes to the decks
Grammy-nominated French DJ and producer Sinclar headlines club night Atelier’s
season-closing party. Dhs150.
Chi, Oud Metha, doors open 10pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Thursday 13 Rock out with Republica
Witness the return of the ’90s Brit rockers behind hit single ‘Ready to Go’, plus a live performance from talented local band Juliana Down. Dhs100.
The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai, doors open 7.30pm. Call 04 501 2534 for more information.
Thursday 13 Hunt for a golden hanger
Head to any Debenhams in Dubai this weekend (Friday’s your last chance) and be on the lookout for a golden coat hanger. Why? If you find it, you’ll get a hefty 75 per cent off your purchases.
Debenhams stores across Dubai. Call 04 340 7575 for more information.
Thursday 13 Meet a Bollywood fashion expert
Big-deal Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is in town this weekend. Want a few style tips? Book in to see his wares at his trunk show.
The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, 11am-8pm. Call 050 903 8674 for more information.
Friday 14 Dabble in Thai cooking
Learn a new skill or hone your Asian cooking techniques under the instruction of Chef Poonsak, from JoyBean Café, and the ExpatWoman group. Dhs30.
Mark Wilkinson showroom, between 2nd and 3rd interchange, Sheikh Zayed Road, 9.30am-noon. Log onto www.expatwoman.com for more information.
Friday 14 Pump those pedals around Hatta
Experienced riders are welcome to participate in Dubai Roadsters’ Big Hatta Ride. Not sure if you make the grade? If you’re still using stabilisers, the answer is no. Otherwise, find out more online.
Starting at Hatta Fort Hotel, 7am. Call 050 551 8695 or log onto www.dubairoadsters.com for more information.
Friday 14 Last chance to enter Dubai Marathon
If you’ve been meaning to run 42km, 10km or 3km on January 21, the entry deadline is today. Entry costs Dhs370 for the full marathon, Dhs185 for the 10km race or Dhs55 for the 3km fun run.
Log onto www.dubaimarathon.org for more information.
Friday 14 Brazilian beats in Media City
Enjoy the sounds of South America from DJ Mustafa at this intimate Brazilian ‘Favela Chic’ party on the rooftop. Entry is free.
Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, doors open 6.30pm. Call 04 366 9111 for more information.
Friday 14 Dance to Trilogy’s tunes
German DJ Frank Lorber hits the main room for an electronic set, while alternative night Step On takes off in the studio and DJs Dany Neville and Rone Jaxx hit the decks on the rooftop. Dhs100.
Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 10pm. Call 050 725 8277 for more information.
Saturday 15 Dhow racing in Jumeirah
Dubai’s traditional dhow sailing race features a fleet of 70 dhows racing along the Jumeirah coastline in the second round of the championships. Free for spectators.
Dubai International Marine Club, next to Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, 2.30pm. Call 04 399 5777 for more information.
Saturday 15 Polo Cup finals
Today is the final of the UAE Nations Polo Cup, which features teams from the UAE, Great Britain, Hungary and Pakistan. Grab a picnic and head down to catch the action. Free for spectators in the Polo Lounge.
Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road, matches start at 3pm. Email
email@example.com or log onto www.peraquum.com for more information.
Saturday 15 Go Mexican
Go loco and spend the night shaking it to salsa tunes. There are also plenty of deals on themed drinks and snacks – and entry is free.
Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm. Call 04 312 2202 for more information.
Sunday 16 Mouthwatering mussels
From today until February 28, Aquara invites you to eat your fill of French mussels, as well as green-lipped varieties from New Zealand. Buy two bottles of grape-based beverage and get the third for half price. Dhs70-85.
Aquara Restaurant, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, 7pm. Call 04 362 7900 for more information.
Sunday 16 Witness the War of the Worlds
Watch Steven Spielberg’s last reasonably good movie, which pitches Tom Cruise against alien-built tripods. It’s a bit nippy outdoors in the evenings, so remember to take a cardigan.
Wafi Rooftop, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Monday 17 Challenge mates to an arcade shootout
Get competitive at Magic Planet, which boasts a giant room full of arcade games, pool tables and a bowling alley. Prices vary.
Magic Planet, Mall of the Emirates, 10am-10pm. Call 04 409 9000 for more information.
Monday 17 A permanent pedi on the cheap
Pay for a French mani/pedi (Dhs150) and get upgraded to an everlasting, chip free version (normally Dhs260).
The Nail Spa, The Dubai Mall, until January 31. Call 04 339 9078 for more information.
Tuesday 18 Hire a tandem bike
Make the most of the cool weather and cycle around the park, admiring the views of the creek and Dubai’s skyline. Dhs30.
Dubai Creek Park, near Garhoud Bridge, all day. Call 04 336 7633 for more information.
Tuesday 18 Hit the ice!
Experienced ice hockey players are welcome to join the Dubai Mighty Camels in training. It costs Dhs1,750 for a season, including jersey and ice time.
Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call Ron on 050 450 0180 or log onto www.dubaimightycamels.com for more information.
Wednesday 19 A night of artistic chatter
Pecha Kucha is back for the ninth time: this consistently great night follows a 20/20 format, in which each artist shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The result is an informal and snappy exchange of ideas. Oh, and entry is free.
The Third Line, Al Quoz 8.20pm. Call 04 341 1367 for more information.
Wednesday 19 Try Emirates Towers’ new nightspot
Relax under the stars at this new al-fresco lounge on the upper pool deck, and enjoy house sounds from resident DJ Rossi.
Clique, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, from 6pm. Call 04 330 0000 for more information.